"Every child has enjoyed singing this classic rhyme, and now in this fun-filled adaptation, readers can find out just what happens to the eensy-weensy spider after she leaps off the waterspout! With musical notation and hand-motion instructions included, this lively picture book will have kids clamoring to read it again and again.
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Mary Ann Hoberman and Nadine Bernard Westcott have collaborated on all of the books in the Sing-Along Stories series.
Capering caterpillars and blooming spring flowers ornament this bouncy reprise of a nursery standby. The book opens with musical stanzas for "The Eensy-Weensy Spider," along with a diagram of hand and arm gestures to be performed by the singer. A carnation-pink spider climbs a crocus-blue waterspout, while subsequent spreads describe the eight-legged heroine's garden adventures, all in keeping with the original tune: "The eensy-weensy spider met a baby bug./ 'Hi!' said the spider and gave the bug a hug./ 'Ugh!' said the bug. 'Your hug is much too tight!'/ 'I'm sorry,' said the spider. 'I meant to be polite.' " Hoberman (A House Is a House for Me) invents everyday scenarios in which the spider interacts with her friendly insect neighbors (e.g., she gets assistance from a glow worm when the sun goes down). Westcott (I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly) conjures the cozy vignettes with dainty pen-and-ink outlines and fresh watercolor hues of daffodil yellow and misty green. The spider's mother sits down to a meal of curds and whey, and the eensy-weensy spider drifts off to sleep in a spun-silk hammock. These pleasing new stanzas extend a favorite song and lend personality to an indomitable creature who never lets a little rain get in her way. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
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Book Description Little, Brown Young Readers, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0316363308
Book Description Little, Brown Young Readers, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110316363308